The stamp set includes everything you need except the stamp that says BELIEVE. I learned very quickly that Tim Holtz tequniques are all about layering. I cut out a square of white card stock 4 1/2 x 4 1/2. I used a distressing tool to wear the edges of the paper to make it look worn. Once that was done I used an ink dauber to rub Tim Holtz Barn Door distress ink all around the edges. I then stamped the image of the Santa using a black Staz On ink pad. Using the same ink pad I stamped the words along the bottom edge of the paper and then twice more working my way up the left side of the paper. I used a smaller dauber and inked the red again inside the Santa image to lightly color his suit and hat. I used Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink to lightly ink his face and although it isn't shown on this page, I used the Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink to color in a few of the holly leaves on his head. I used the Pine branch and stamped it several times in the upper right hand corner and then used a glue pen and Flower Soft in the color Sage to highlight the branches. I cut out the numbers 25 and then used the Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Pitch Black to color the numbers. I also used Stickles on his beard and hair to lightly give him some sparkle.
I gave this card to each of my guests along with a candy dish full of yummy chocolates. I bought celphane and tied it together with a gold bow.